Rafael Correa

Birth Name: Rafael Vicente Correa Delgado

Place of Birth: Guayaquil, Ecuador

Date of Birth: April 6, 1963

Ethnicity: Ecuadorian (Indigenous, Spanish, possibly African), remote French

Rafael Correa is an Ecuadorian politician and economist. He has served as President of the Republic of Ecuador, since 15 January, 2007. He has also been Chairman of the PAIS Alliance, since 3 April, 2006, and President pro tempore of Celac, since 28 January, 2015. He was previously Minister of Finance, from 20 April, 2005 to 9 August, 2005, and President pro tempore of the Union of South American Nations, from 10 August, 2009 to 26 November, 2010.

Rafael is the son of Rafael Correa Icaza and Norma Delgado Rendón. He is married to Belgian teacher Anne Malherbe Gosselin.

Rafael’s paternal grandfather was Rafael Antonio Correa Jurado (the son of Rafael María Correa de Saa y Espinosa and Victoria Jurado y Pérez). Rafael’s great-grandfather Rafael was the son of Rafael María Correa de Saa y Soberón and María de los Dolores Espinosa. Victoria’s parents’ surnames were “Jurado” and “Pérez”.

Rafael’s paternal grandmother was Sara Icaza Mora (the daughter of Edmundo Santiago Icaza Valverde and Mercedes Mora Crespo). Edmundo was the son of Carlos Octavio Gerardo Icaza García and María Asunción Valverde Letamendi. Mercedes was the daughter of Antonio Medardo Mora and Ángela Crespo Elizalde.

Rafael’s maternal grandfather was Simón Valentín “Valentine” Delgado Cepeda (the son of Simón Delgado Gutiérrez and Susana Cepeda López). Rafael’s great-grandfather Simón was the son of Pedro Delgado López and Juana Evangelista Gutiérrez. Susana was the daughter of Emiliano Cepeda Farías and Josefina López Cedeño.

Rafael’s maternal grandmother was Luz Isabel Rendón Rendón (the daughter of Luis Felipe Rendón García and Luz Isabel Rendón Peralta). Rafael’s great-grandfather Luis Felipe was the son of Luis Robinson Rendón Peralta and Rosa García. Rafael’s great-grandmother Luz Isabel was the daughter of Juan Norberto Rendón Treviño and Luz Peralta. Rafael’s great-grandmother Luz Isabel and Luis Robinson were siblings, making Rafael’s great-grandmother Luz Isabel and Luis Felipe aunt and nephew, respectively. Rafael’s great-great-grandfather Juan Norberto’s great-great-grandfather Pedro Ignacio de Barboteau y Rabreate (birth name possibly Pierre-Ignace Barboteau), was French, from Nantes.

Sources: Genealogies of Rafael Correa – http://www.geni.com

Photo by Fernanda LeMarie – Cancillería del Ecuador [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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